What’s Your Piece? What’s My Piece?

jigsaw-2011-05-24-11-07.jpgWhat’s Your Piece of this evolutionary leap we are in the middle of right now? Without it there is a hole in the fabric of life.

What seems like an eon ago Karen and I were in front of a whole bunch of people in Florida and we handed out puzzle pieces and to all 450 or so of them and had them all work together to create a huge jigsaw puzzle that became the backdrop for the whole Summit. Then at the end of the Summit we handed out a second piece from a duplicate puzzle and had each and every one of them look into their lives and into their worlds and look deeply at that promise, that declaration, that dedication that they are to this unfolding story of transformation and evolution that is the Human Journey.

Between the building of the puzzle and the creating of the personal declarations we journeyed through a story that began in the recognition of who we are as human beings and what have we created both in ourselves and in our world. The shadow and the light, the good and the bad, the life affirming and life destroying behaviors that have gotten us to this step, or this leap, of the evolutionary journey that we are all on. Then we began to move up the path and notice who we were walking with and how were we making the journey. We started to get conscious that we were indeed on a journey, we were running down the diving board and getting ready to leap, dive, and fly into this chaotic swirl of mystery that is the unknown. As we prepared for that leap we realized that we needed to open up our consciousness to a larger responsibility for life. We looked into ourselves and each other to see into what we could of that mystery and we formed declarations and intentions. We formed these for ourselves and we did our best to create a collective promise as well. We began to see that we can’t just focus on our own individual survival and fulfillment, we saw that we need to also be able to open up and connect to the greater collective of humanity and indeed all of life and find that shared declaration as well.

As I stood on the stage, in the back of rooms, roamed the beach and the hallways, sat in planning meetings, ran microphones, shared meals, and had many brilliant conversations, I was flying. I was soaring in and out of the mystery and yet my feet were solidly on Mother Earth. I was aware that a transformation was occurring in me as I nibbled on my lettuce and chatted with the person across the table from me. I was conscious of growing my capacity to hold a larger and more complex picture or map of what was occurring around me and within me. I was solid, earth-like, and protective as the bear, I was soaring, air-like, and expansive as the eagle, and I had a little turtle in my pocket to remind me all about taking it slow, letting it in and being patient with the way things were unfolding.

So I arrive, along with everyone else, at the place where we all make our declarations and promises. Where we each name our Piece of this great puzzle of life’s evolution.

So, What’s my piece?

My piece is to live my life on purpose.

My purpose is:

I am spirit awakened.
I fill the universe with limitless light, wonderous love, and enthusiastic life.
I am the way of peace and the cosmic belly laugh of joy and creation.
I wake up humanity to it’s aliveness and creativity.
I point and protect the evolution of human consciousness.

What’s your piece?

Please write it below in the comments field. I say that the more you write and say your piece the more you bring it to the board.

2 responses to “What’s Your Piece? What’s My Piece?

  1. Here’s my manifesto, which sums up my piece pretty well:

    ~~I do what I do because I know that when people live by their values, even their ideals, with a focus on having some influence on creating a thriving existence for all life, that is — doing Good, the effect of our collective, interconnected efforts is evolutionary. I am here to make a BIG DIFFERENCE in the transformation that’s upon us. I feel a connected balance at this point where I lie on the Web of Life that vibrates ancient wisdom of the Earth and Sun through me. I am here to incite deep caring for the world and its inhabitants and to instill reliable self-trust in people I touch.
    I carry Self-Trust with me every where I go. My Curiosity and zeal for Discovery inspire deep exploration of what’s happening in the moment, spinning differences, gaps and roadblocks into growth opportunities. My Vulnerability inspires courage with the wild ferocity of a dragon. My Presence creates a sense of safety that feels grounded, established and beautiful.
    As I grow and transform through my own personal challenges, my work manifests more fully. My current work grew out of my strife to understand my purpose in life coupled with an inexplicable desire to serve the collective well-being of Life in any way I could. I am doing this work to Challenge myself and others to grow in such a way that we are amazed by what’s discovered, awed by our work, this devout practice of showing up, and inspired to continue to expand, radiating waves of transformation to the Universe and back.~

    With love,
    -Lydia

  2. My piece—scrawled wildly on the back of a blue, green gold puzzle piece from the Summit:

    “To Fling and Hold the Eternal Flame of Joy and Optimism”. I’ve always known it’s about wild joy. Living joy. Being joy. Be-ing. And lately—the piece of my piece that has been reflected back is Love. Big Love. My piece now has evolved (it’s an evolutionary movement—-right?) to be love. To live it audaciously. And as I love me (first) in this juicy privilege called a a day with breath and life—I’m a unabashed lover of the world. Of the divinity I see in everyone. Literally everyone. Of the potential and possibility in each moment. My piece is to fall in love with each moment and each breath and each sentient being in my path. And that IS sheer joy. And the reflection that comes back—-is that this is so contagious! People grinning back. Waving. Smiling. Joygasms erupting everywhere. Yup—that’s my piece! To be the love, baby. And Henry—you said it so well once—that “it can be easy”. Yes, —as I lean into love and more love and love some more—-it’s the easiest thing.

    Love. Is. All. There. Is.
    That’s it….my piece is love!

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